When the news broke on Sunday morning (June 12) about the tragic shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, country stars immediately started pouring out their hearts on Twitter.
Jennifer Nettles was one of the first.
“I’m so sorry Orlando,” she wrote. “I’m so sorry LGBT community. I’m so sorry families and friends. Broken hearted.”
Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw and so many more all followed with their own perspective on the mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub.
Kacey Musgraves had a series of emotional tweets, one of which she deleted, but I think she spoke for so many when she said that she was just hating hate.
“Crying as I read about Orlando,” she wrote. “I can’t believe it. I don’t understand. And especially at such a happy place!? Feeling sick. Look. Emotions are high today. Mine included. Just hating hate. Lots of opinions in the mix. LOVE is the only true answer. Hard subject tho,” she wrote, adding one last thought at the end. “All I know is something isn’t working. That’s all. I love y’all and my true intent is peaceful.”
Because the CMA Music Festival was still in full swing on Sunday night, most of the country artists performing dedicated songs to the victims. For Little Big Town, that song was “Miracle,” from their new album Wanderlust. And on Monday morning’s syndicated Bobby Bones Show, Kelsea Ballerini, Cam, Dan + Shay and more artists provided some comfort as part of the #MusicIsHealing trend.
Saddened by the news this morning. Such a shame. My thoughts and prayers go out to those affected in Orlando.
— Luke Bryan (@LukeBryanOnline) June 12, 2016
Just now catching up on the tragedy in Orlando… Sickening. Praying.
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) June 12, 2016
— Tim McGraw (@TheTimMcGraw) June 12, 2016
— Little Big Town (@littlebigtown) June 12, 2016
Can't believe the news about Orlando. Thinking about all those affected. Stay strong. #PrayForOrlando
— Cole Swindell (@coleswindell) June 12, 2016
I'm saddened by the news of the shooting in my home state of FL…. I'm praying for the families and praying we can find peace in this world
— Jake Owen (@jakeowen) June 12, 2016
A great fear is that these things will be able to continue to happen so much that we become desensitized to it. Orlando, I am so sorry.
— MAREN MORRIS (@MarenMorris) June 12, 2016
Sickening again. Prayers going out to Orlando, and at this point the rest of the world.
— Chase Rice (@ChaseRiceMusic) June 12, 2016
I'm so sorry Orlando. I'm so sorry LGBT community. I'm so sorry families and friends. Broken hearted.
— Jennifer Nettles (@JenniferNettles) June 12, 2016
Look. Emotions are high today. Mine included. Just hating hate. Lots of opinions in the mix. LOVE is the only true answer. Hard subject tho.
— KACEY MUSGRAVES (@KaceyMusgraves) June 12, 2016